JetBlue is once again offering status matches and status challenge for Mosaic Status. For people who frequently or even occasionally fly JetBlue this is a great chance to capture some value in the form of extra perks. Even if you don’t have any plans in flying JetBlue, though, there’s no harm in matching your status just in case you end up flying with them in the future.
What is JetBlue Mosaic Status?
Unlike many other airlines, JetBlue keeps things simple and only offers one level of elite status and it’s called Mosaic Status.
How can I get Mosaic Status?
Aside from the promotions discussed below, there are three traditional ways to qualify for JetBlue Mosaic status:
- Fly 30 segments + 12,000 flight points
- Earn 15,000 flight points
- Spend $50,000 on the JetBlue credit card
What are the benefits of JetBlue Mosaic Status?
- JetBlue change and cancellation fees will be waived for Mosaic members and others on their itinerary
- You and others on your itinerary can check both the first and second bag for free – no matter which fare option you chose
- Complimentary access to an expedited security line
- Early boarding privileges
- Earn an additional 3 TrueBlue points per dollar on your JetBlue flight, for at least 9 points per dollar if you book on jetblue.com
- Access to a dedicated Customer Service Line available 24/7
- Enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages onboard
How can I get matched to Mosaic status?
First, you need to be a JetBlue TrueBlue member. If you’re not currently a member, it takes two seconds to sign-up. You can find the link to sign-up here.
Second, you must have some form of status with one of the following airlines:
- Virgin America®: Elevate® Silver, Elevate® Gold
- Alaska Airlines®: Mileage Plan™; MVP® Gold or MVP® Gold 75k
- American Airlines®: AAdvantage Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum Pro®, AAdvantage Executive Platinum®
- Delta®: SkyMiles Medallion® Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond
- Southwest Airlines®: Rapid Rewards® A-List Preferred or Companion Pass
- United®: MileagePlus® Premier® Silver, Gold, Platinum or Premier1K®
Acceptable proof includes a copy of your statement or current credentials card. Many have had success with just sending in a screen shot of their status, which is exactly what I did. I made sure that my name and frequent flyer number were visible in the screen shot along with the status.
You must register for this promotion by August 14, 2017. If you are granted a status match, it will be good for the remainder of 2017. If you qualify for the match, you will also be registered for the JetBlue Mosaic Challenge, giving you the chance to keep your Mosaic status through December 31, 2018.
For the challenge, you will have 90 calendar days to earn 3,750 base flight points and thereby qualify for Mosaic through 2018. You do not have to have airline status with another airline to complete the status challenge — you just need to make sure that you are registered with a JetBlue TrueBlue account.
There’s a lot of value to be had for people with plans to fly JetBlue in the near future. And as stated, even if you don’t have any plans to fly them soon, I don’t see any harm in going for the status match so that you’ll have status in the event you end up flying with them in the future.
Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and creator of the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned full-time travel expert covering destinations along with TSA, airline, and hotel policies. Since 2014, his content has been featured in major publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, US News, and Business Insider. Find his full bio here.